“How does a Hotpoint oven work?” This probably a question you have asked yourself. So, if you would like to know how a Hotpoint oven works, keep reading.
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How Does A Hotpoint Oven Work?
An electric oven consists of four main components which assist in heating up the oven. The control board, temperature sensor, broil element, and bake element. When the oven is turned on and set to bake, the control board sends voltage both to the broil and bake element.
As the oven heats up, the control board monitors the temperature using the temperature sensor to ensure the oven doesn’t exceed the set temperature. When the set temperature has been reached, the control board stops sending voltage to the broil and bake element.
Once the oven’s temperature starts lowering, the control board resumes sending voltage to the bake and broil elements. This continues throughout the cooking process to ensure your food cooks at the right temperature. When broil is selected, the control board sends voltage only to the broil element to crisp up the exterior of your food.
How Does A Hotpoint Gas Oven Work?
A gas oven consists of three main components, the control board, safety valve, and igniter. When the oven knob is turned to bake, the control board sends 120 volts to the igniter. Once the igniter is hot enough, gas is sent from the safety valve. Since the igniter is hot by this point, it ignites as soon as the gas is sent to it. The oven thermostat monitors the temperature. Once the oven is hot enough, the control board stops sending voltage to the igniter. This continues throughout the the cooking process.
The video below will show you how a gas oven works.
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How Does A Hotpoint Self Cleaning Oven Work?
A Hotpoint self cleaning oven works by using high temperatures to burn off grease and food bits in the oven. At the end of the cycle, the oven is only left with ash to wipe out.
How Long Does A Hotpoint Oven Take To Self Clean?
The average time a Hotpoint oven takes to self clean is 4 hours 20 minutes. But on most models, you can set the cycle to run anywhere from 3 to 5 hours.